Grilled Filet Mignon with Smoky Spice Rub

Grilled Filet Mignon with Smoky Spice Rub Print this recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Cook time: 10 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes


smoky spice rub

  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1½ tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika

  • 4 6-ounce Walmart Choice Premium Filet Mignon Steaks
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the grill using Kingsford® charcoal, until the briquets are consistently ashed over.
  2. While the grill is heating, combine the spice rub ingredients. Spice rub can be made a day in advance, if desired.
  3. Rub filet mignons generously with spice rub on all sides. Brush each steak with 1 tablespoon olive oil on each side and place on grill.
  4. Close grill lid, allowing steaks to brown for several minutes before turning and closing the lid again. Grill steaks to an internal temperature of 130 degrees F for medium rare.


  1. Recipe created by Chef Richard Chamberlain of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House in Dallas on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford® charcoal and Coca-Cola©.
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